10 highlights from Coke Studio's last 3 seasons!

  • When the ‘Mozart of Madras’ AR Rahman associates himself with a brand, chances are it's all set to make a massive impact. Rahman lent his magnetic voice and music to some of the most enchanting tracks that were featured in the Coke Studio. A towering personality like Rahman performing at the Coke Studio itself makes news apart from lending credibility to the show. 'Naan Yen' and 'Jagao Mere Des ko' are masterpieces, however it is was 'Zariya' that became one of the most talked about and the biggest super hit on Coke Studio.
    When the ‘Mozart of Madras’ AR Rahman associates himself with a brand, chances are it's all set to make a massive impact. Rahman lent his magnetic voice and music to some of the most enchanting tracks that were featured in the Coke Studio. A towering personality like Rahman performing at the Coke Studio itself makes news apart from lending credibility to the show. 'Naan Yen' and 'Jagao Mere Des ko' are masterpieces, however it is was 'Zariya' that became one of the most talked about and the biggest super hit on Coke Studio.
  • 'O Majhi Re' is an ancient boatmen tune, also known as Bhatiali, and has been sung with different lyrics by boatmen in Bengal since ages. The very song was made legendary when actor Jeetendra took a boat ride in ‘Khushboo’ way back in 70s. Playback singer, Shaan created a sensation when he added a magical touch to the rendition of this song with his melodious voice and charming music with support from Bangla composer and singer Sourav Moni. It was wonderful to have a classic number so beautifully recreated and still not lose it's essence.
    'O Majhi Re' is an ancient boatmen tune, also known as Bhatiali, and has been sung with different lyrics by boatmen in Bengal since ages. The very song was made legendary when actor Jeetendra took a boat ride in ‘Khushboo’ way back in 70s. Playback singer, Shaan created a sensation when he added a magical touch to the rendition of this song with his melodious voice and charming music with support from Bangla composer and singer Sourav Moni. It was wonderful to have a classic number so beautifully recreated and still not lose it's essence.
  • When the best meet only great things can be expected. Singer Sunidhi Chauhan took everyone by surprise when she gave a different twist to ‘Bichua’ song.  The original ‘Bichua’ is an Assamese folk tune and was composed by late music maestro Salil Chaudary for the 1958 super successful 'Madhumati'. ‘Bichua’ has forever been very popular a track with the audience and it's Coke Studio version was highly appreciated and well received.
    When the best meet only great things can be expected. Singer Sunidhi Chauhan took everyone by surprise when she gave a different twist to ‘Bichua’ song.  The original ‘Bichua’ is an Assamese folk tune and was composed by late music maestro Salil Chaudary for the 1958 super successful 'Madhumati'. ‘Bichua’ has forever been very popular a track with the audience and it's Coke Studio version was highly appreciated and well received.
  • Sabri Brothers' Hume Toh Loot Liya' song which featured in Coke Studio is an evergreen Qawwali number from the film 'Al Hilal'. The song was recreated with a rock groove and it instantly struck a cord with the audiences. It was fabulous to see elements of folk and rock come together in a never seen before avatar. The Sabri Brothers are Sufi Qawwali party from Pakistan and were the first exponents of Qawwali to the west.
    Sabri Brothers' Hume Toh Loot Liya' song which featured in Coke Studio is an evergreen Qawwali number from the film 'Al Hilal'. The song was recreated with a rock groove and it instantly struck a cord with the audiences. It was fabulous to see elements of folk and rock come together in a never seen before avatar. The Sabri Brothers are Sufi Qawwali party from Pakistan and were the first exponents of Qawwali to the west.
  • The Nooran sisters belong to family of musicians and are trained in Sufi music. Jyoti and Sultana belong to Punjab and are very much rooted in their linguistic and musical traditions. The girls are blessed with strong, raw and rustic voice and their videos on YouTube is a testimony to the popularity they enjoy in the heartland of Punjab. The Nooran Sisters shot to fame with 'Patakha Guddi' from Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway'. However, the dynamic duo were part of Coke Studio even before, when they collaborated with Hitesh Sonik for the track 'Allah Hoo'.
    The Nooran sisters belong to family of musicians and are trained in Sufi music. Jyoti and Sultana belong to Punjab and are very much rooted in their linguistic and musical traditions. The girls are blessed with strong, raw and rustic voice and their videos on YouTube is a testimony to the popularity they enjoy in the heartland of Punjab. The Nooran Sisters shot to fame with 'Patakha Guddi' from Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway'. However, the dynamic duo were part of Coke Studio even before, when they collaborated with Hitesh Sonik for the track 'Allah Hoo'.
  • Nitin Sawhney is a British Indian musician, producer and composer whose work combines Asian and other worldwide influences with elements of jazz and electronica and often explores themes such as multiculturalism, politics and spirituality. The versatile artist has been a part of songs like 'Vachan', 'Longing', 'Sunset', 'Tere Khayal' in different capacities on the show and has become one of the most sought after musicians on the Coke Studio but it was ‘Nadia’ which was lapped up by all.
    Nitin Sawhney is a British Indian musician, producer and composer whose work combines Asian and other worldwide influences with elements of jazz and electronica and often explores themes such as multiculturalism, politics and spirituality. The versatile artist has been a part of songs like 'Vachan', 'Longing', 'Sunset', 'Tere Khayal' in different capacities on the show and has become one of the most sought after musicians on the Coke Studio but it was ‘Nadia’ which was lapped up by all.
  • The Southern touch! Vijay Prakash is an Indian Playback Singer and film composer from Mysore who moved to Mumbai and has given his voice for films such as Blue, Yuvvraaj, Swades, Kaal, Lakshya, Matrubhoomi, Tere Naam, Cheeni Kum, Raavan and Force. Vijay became one of the favorites on the Coke Studio with songs like 'Sati', 'Vyakul', 'Do Gallan', 'Banjara', 'Baina'. Bombay Jayashree is an Indian Carnatic music vocalist and music composer along with being the disciple of violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman. Jayashree garnered popularity with works like, 'Kaatyaayani', 'Aesian Nighawan' and 'Tere Bin Mai'. Jaishree had earlier mesmerised the nation with her “Zara Zara” from the film ‘Rahna Hai Tere Dil Mein’.
    The Southern touch! Vijay Prakash is an Indian Playback Singer and film composer from Mysore who moved to Mumbai and has given his voice for films such as Blue, Yuvvraaj, Swades, Kaal, Lakshya, Matrubhoomi, Tere Naam, Cheeni Kum, Raavan and Force. Vijay became one of the favorites on the Coke Studio with songs like 'Sati', 'Vyakul', 'Do Gallan', 'Banjara', 'Baina'. Bombay Jayashree is an Indian Carnatic music vocalist and music composer along with being the disciple of violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman. Jayashree garnered popularity with works like, 'Kaatyaayani', 'Aesian Nighawan' and 'Tere Bin Mai'. Jaishree had earlier mesmerised the nation with her “Zara Zara” from the film ‘Rahna Hai Tere Dil Mein’.
  • Clinto Cerejo is music composer who is popular for his whacky numbers. It's been an interesting combination to watch Clinton reinterpret the traditional Manganiyar folk song through 'Saathi Salaam' and who better to do it with than Sawan Khan Manganiar!!
    Clinto Cerejo is music composer who is popular for his whacky numbers. It's been an interesting combination to watch Clinton reinterpret the traditional Manganiyar folk song through 'Saathi Salaam' and who better to do it with than Sawan Khan Manganiar!!
  • A very unique collaboration of north and south, Kailash Kher and Chinnaponnu created magic in the 'Vethalai' song. When different cultures meet, they are bound to create rich, artistic works and this song is just that. The Tamil lyrics of this song have been sung by the street singers for years, while the Hindi lyrics have been written by Kailash Kher.
    A very unique collaboration of north and south, Kailash Kher and Chinnaponnu created magic in the 'Vethalai' song. When different cultures meet, they are bound to create rich, artistic works and this song is just that. The Tamil lyrics of this song have been sung by the street singers for years, while the Hindi lyrics have been written by Kailash Kher.
  • The very talented music composer and singer, Shankar Mahadevan and Khagen Gogoi were one of the most beautiful and rare combinations on the Coke Studio. The duo sung two very opposite and different compositions of folk songs, 'Tip Top' and 'Me Dolkar' which blended effortlessly with one another. The fusion as expected was soon climbing popularity charts.
    The very talented music composer and singer, Shankar Mahadevan and Khagen Gogoi were one of the most beautiful and rare combinations on the Coke Studio. The duo sung two very opposite and different compositions of folk songs, 'Tip Top' and 'Me Dolkar' which blended effortlessly with one another. The fusion as expected was soon climbing popularity charts.
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When the ‘Mozart of Madras’ AR Rahman associates himself with a brand, chances are it's all set to make a massive impact. Rahman lent his magnetic voice and music to some of the most enchanting tracks that were featured in the Coke Studio. A towering personality like Rahman performing at the Coke Studio itself makes news apart from lending credibility to the show. 'Naan Yen' and 'Jagao Mere Des ko' are masterpieces, however it is was 'Zariya' that became one of the most talked about and the biggest super hit on Coke Studio.

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